Transfer Madness: Will the NCAA DESTROY or SAVE College Football?

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I never thought I would do this, but, I’m going to apply Bob Dylan to sports. (Stick with me, folks!) As Dylan once sang, “Oh the times, they are a-changin’.“  As talk of an amendment to the NCAA’s transfer rules heats up, Dylan’s words may prove more true than ever. In a move that could rock college sports to the …

Nick Saban looks on with his arms crossed.

Don’t Be Fooled: For Nick Saban and Others, the 2020 Season Is All About the Money

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Dear Nick Saban, In late August, Rob Parker of Deadspin quoted you uttering something that made me do a double take. I was so shocked I had to read it twice because I couldn’t believe my own eyes. You said, and I quote, “This is about the players. Everybody acts like we want to play for the money. We want to …

All Aboard the Trolley of Make-Believe: Let’s Cap Coaches’ Salaries!

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Fellow readers, I’m going to let you in on a little secret about myself.  I’m a dreamer and a rule breaker!   You see, I woke this morning pondering a possibility that may be legally impossible, morally questionable, but that is–from this sports fan’s perspective at least–quite fascinating. Join me, if you will, aboard Mr. Rogers’s Trolley of Make-Believe as we …

Why Allowing College Athletes to Profit Off Their Name, Image and Likeness Is the Right Call

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There is a little known fact about the original Olympians: they were paid! You read that right. These athletes were not “amateur” in the purist sense, and neither are today’s college athletes. The hard truth a lot of people don’t want to accept is that amateurism in college athletics is a myth, and, really, this isn’t a new argument. However, some …